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Re: [rest-discuss] RE: Clarification on REST, GET and CGI

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 21:13:25 -0700
Message-ID: <3D3F7AE5.7242C325@prescod.net>
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
CC: www-ws-arch@w3.org, rest-discuss@yahoogroups.com, fielding@apache.org

David Orchard wrote:
> Paul,
> You didn't refute my point at all, which is that REST is not used
> appropriately in many ways on the web but we don't document all the
> inappropriate usages in the web architecture document and Roy's thesis.  

I didn't intend to refute your point. I wanted to correct a persistent
misinterpretation that Roy Fielding said something against CGI or
against "excessive gatewaying". Hopefully he'll correct me if I'm wrong
but I think that his opinion is that gatewaying (CGI or whatever) is the
right way to integrate non-Web systems with the Web and is a core part
of web architecture. You have repeatedly cited that message in a manner
I believe to be incorrect and I felt it was necessary to inform you (no
matter what the topic of discussion).
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Received on Thursday, 25 July 2002 00:14:32 UTC

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